Oshiomhole Reasures Edo People On Security


The insecurity situation in Edo state that has made some of the people to relocate and in which three indigenes were kidnapped and one of them Bayo Ade a musician was eventually found dead in a bush in Benin was the subject of discussion between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor of Edo state and members of the press at the Benin Airport when he arrived on Wednesday.

The comrade governor said that the issue of security of life and property of the people of the state is of paramount importance to him than any other thing.

He expressed his condolence to the people that have been affected by the insecurity particularly those that were abducted by the hoodlums.

He promised that as the security committee would be meeting, they would not only review the security situation in the state but will develop their strategies.

According to the governor, ”the security of life and property lie with the Federal Government which controls the security apparatus and which has the bulk of the revenue in the country even though we have spent over N200 million on security through the provision of patrol vehicles, communication gadgets, and provided necessary logistic support yet the main responsibility lies with the Federal Government.”

He added: “We shall not surrender to the criminals, we shall do everything humanly possible to restore the people’s confidence in the provision of security.”

On the nationwide insecurity, he replied: “I am not going to comment on security at the national level. This because am not an adviser to the president on security. We held a meeting over it yesterday and we reviewed it.

“My concern and responsibility for security is within my state and that is what we are about to meet over right now.”

By Yomi Obaditan/Benin

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